Sunday, November 25, 2007

BELLA BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORDS

*Bella held over $1 million for the fourth week in a row and has earned a place at the table for Thanksgiving, the biggest movie season of the year!

*Bella went from the #17 top film to the #12 top film and we have a higher ranking than films that are in thousands of theaters and we are in only 456theaters!

*According to BoxOffice.com Bella is ranked #5 on their POWER SCORE going into Thanksgiving, ahead of Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium, Dan in Real Life, Lions for Lambs, Saw 4 and Love in the Time of Cholera.

*Bella is still the #1 Top Rated Movie on Yahoo, Fandango and the New York Times readers poll

*Eduardo gave an unbelievable Keynote speech at the White House Friday for National Adoption Day. After his speech he received a standing ovation. Here is a link to an article and video: http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/271464.aspx

Here is the excerpt from the Article & TV show: "A film called Bella is sparking nationwide debate about adoption. It's film's leading man, actor/producer Eduardo Verastegui, spoke at the White House as United Nations unofficial ambassador for adoption.

"Families have changed their lives forever after adopting a child. Because it's not only that a family can give a child a home, but they themselves would have the gift of motherhood and fatherhood. So in adoption... everybody wins,"Verastegui said.

HELP BELLA

If you still want to help and can get the word out, here are ways to do so.
Now that Bella will be in theaters for Thanksgiving we need your help to stay through out the holiday season! If you are interested in helping Bella here is what you can do:1. Send this email to your entire data base and ask others to do the same.

2. Buy tickets and give them to friends and family. Invite everyone you know to the movies - it is a film you can invite everyone to see
3. Promote Bella through every means possible, online and offline. To do this read below and get all the tools you need at BellaFaith.com

4. Volunteer to promote Bella in your market.

5. Adopt a theater by buying all the tickets for a particular Showtime (cost of $1500-$3000) or Adopt a market by buying 5k-10k tickets. To do this visit: HelpBella.com Click here for the details about how you can help.

RATE BELLA ONLINE

If you only have a little time go here and give Bella an A+ (Please only do this if you believe Bella deserves it.)

REVIEWS & QUOTES

NBC-Miami "One of the best films I've seen in a long time". - Maria Salas,

NBC-Miami"A Perfect Film, An Artistic Masterpiece"-Tony Bennett, Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter

LOS ANGELES TIMES"A sweet, life-affirming picture"- Gary Goldstein,
Los Angeles Times

NEW YORK TIMES "A bear-hugging embrace of sweetness and light"-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

RICK WARREN "Best Movie of the Year, Everyone should see this film" -Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life

ROGER EBERT "Warm, sweet and funny."

MICHAEL MEDVED "An unforgettable experience! A celebration of family, food, music andlife-affirming values" -Michael Medved

NEW YORK POST "Cynics need not apply, but I found "Bella" a real heart tugger." - Lou Lumenick, New York Post

CNN "Powerful and moving... a true inspiration." -CNN, Ana Maria Montero

RUSH LIMBAUGH "Bella is the kind of movie that the public would love to see come out ofHollywood more often... it will inspire you and warm your heart."

JEAN M. HEIMANN "This is a film with power behind it and that power is the truth, the gift of love, and respect for human life... it will be hard to keep your eyes off the star of this film (Eduardo Verástegui). Not only is he an attractive and extremely competent actor, but he is one who has had a conversion experience, and this film is the fruit of that experience. This is a movie that will transform your life and keep you thinking. You can't help but love Bella! It is a must-see movie!"

Jean M. Heimann Catholic Fire (link to full review)

I wrote my review after watching a preview of this film last month. (The preview was shown via DVD and I was sitting in the back of a room of 400 people, with a few heads occasionally blocking my view.) Now after watching in on the big screen, I feel like my original review didn't do it justice, although I rated it as an A+. I noticed so much more this time around and it was so much more tender and touching. Perhaps, I was moved so powerfully because I know from personal experience how wonderful it is (through the power of God) to save lives.

3 comments:

Bill said...

The pro-death camp is trying everything to stop this movie from being seen, just like "The passion of The Christ". And just like that movie, lives are touched.

Jeff Miller said...

While I certainly think Bella should be promoted far and wide I think that the mention of the box office is dishonest since Goya Food's who is promoting the film purchased 10,000 tickets for the first weekend which skews the box office - though I could be wrong about the effect.

Jean M. Heimann said...

Bill,

Many lives have already been saved as a result of this film.

Jeff,

Many individuals and organizations have pre-purchased tickets in order for teens to see this film, which is a blessing.

Thanks for the comments!

God bless you!